• Switzerland to open a new direct flight between Zurich and Ho Chi Minh City

    Switzerland to open a new direct flight between Zurich and Ho Chi Minh City

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 07,2017 03:46 PM

    Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to Asia, starting from middle November 2018. The 314-seat Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Ho Chi Minh City connecting the two cities directly. The new connection allows Swiss and other European tourists to reach Vietnam with ease and in comfort.

    “Vietnam and its countless leisure activities are very popular among Swiss tourists” says Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss. “Swiss vacationers tend to spend more time and money than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 10.500 visitors to Ho Chi Minh City each year, generating an annual economic impact of more than USD 32million”.

    As well as opening Vietnam to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient direct flight for travellers from around Ho Chi Minh City to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities and world-wide destinations with Swiss International Air Lines. The 6-hour flight will start at 12:45 on Monday nad Thursday from Zurich to HCMC and at 8:40 on Tuesday and Friday from HCMC to Zurich. Visit flyedelweiss.com.

  • Prices of Halong Bay tours must be listed

    Prices of Halong Bay tours must be listed

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:24 AM

    Quang Ninh provincial authorities in Halong City have requested providers of tours to Halong Bay list their service prices in Vietnamese, English and Chinese and that tours be sold in line with these listed prices. Any service provider that does not list their prices as regulated or cooperates with travel agencies or tour guides to overcharge customers will be suspended for at least three months. The move aims to provide foreign visitors with better service quality and to present a good image of the city.

  • Fortuna Hotel offers virtual reality tour

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:21 AM

    Fortuna Hotel Hanoi is the first hotel in the capital to utilise the latest in cutting-edge technology to attract guests. Guests will be able to view guest rooms before arriving in the city by taking a 3D virtual hotel tour, the capital lounge, and the spa, fitness centre and swimming pool. The 3D videos give guests more information and changes the way people select hotels. The latest technology experience is available at www.fortuna.vn.

  • Tan Son Nhat among world’s best airports for a sleepover

    Tan Son Nhat among world’s best airports for a sleepover

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:26 AM

    Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC has been voted as one of ‘Top 25 Most Sleep Friendly Airports’ by The Guide to Sleeping in Airports website. Tan Son Nhat, the largest airport in Vietnam, opened its first-ever sleeping zone after expanding the waiting area at its international terminal last year. The 100 sq m zone is equipped with long wooden chairs and 20 free sleeping chairs. Those who need more privacy can pay $7 (VND150,000) an hour to use one of ten mini sleeping pods. Each sleeping pod is four sq m and can accommodate an adult and a child under seven years old. Drinking water and cold towels are part of the package. Next to the sleeping zone lies a play area of 40 sq m for kids.

  • Seaplane route to Co To Island planned

    Seaplane route to Co To Island planned

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:23 AM

    The Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee has approved a proposal from Hai Au Aviation to introduce seaplane flights from Halong city to Co To Island next summer. The company plans to use a 12-seat seaplane, with a flight time of 15 to 17 minutes. Passengers will be given a spectacular view over Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. The trip currently takes more than one and a half hours by speedboat. The flights will contribute to diversifying tourism products within the province’s development strategy to become an international-class tourism hub. Co To Island features some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, with clean blue waters, smooth white sand, golden sunlight, and green mountains and forests. It has become a popular site for domestic tourists but remains largely unknown among foreign tourists.

  • DENTAL TOURS INTRODUCED

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:20 AM

    Dental tours have been introduced by the tourism and dentistry sectors in HCMC. Such tours combine teeth cleaning services and a visit to HCMC, teeth cleaning and visits to HCMC and the Mekong Delta’s Tien Giang province, and teeth cleaning and visits to HCMC, Mui Ne, Hanoi, or Sapa. Clinics in HCMC can also conduct complicated dental procedures such as gum and bone grafts and implants. The Vietnam Dental Tourism Organisation has 14 dental clinics attracting 250,000 patients a year, 25% of which are foreigners or overseas Vietnamese. The organisation’s membership will increase to 50 clinics able to serve 850,000 patients next year and 56 clinics with 3.5 million patients by 2020. Dental tourism has been identified as one of HCMC’s main medical tourism products and a service the city is keen to develop to attract more tourists.

  • An Giang targets sustainable tourism development

    An Giang targets sustainable tourism development

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:25 AM

    The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has recently revealed plans for sustainable tourism development. It will develop traditional craft villages, preserve its natural ecosystem, and create tourism packages for domestic and international visitors. A master plan to expand the Cam Mountain tourism site and further unearth the Oc Eo cultural relic site will be implemented and a tourism business club established in Chau Doc city. It will also simplify administrative procedures, develop infrastructure, and promote tourism connections with other localities. Bordering Cambodia, An Giang has stunning landscapes and several cultural relic sites, such as Cam Mountain, Tra Su cajeput forest, Tuc Dup Hill, and the Oc Eo cultural relic site.

  • LARGEST TRAMPOLINE PARK OPENS

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:22 AM

    The Jump Arena Trampoline Park has opened at the Co.opmart Tan An supermarket in the Mekong Delta’s Long An province’s Tan An city. Covering a total area of over 2,000 sq m, the country’s largest trampoline park features a range of exciting activities suitable for visitors of all ages and especially sports lovers. Jumpers can bounce around on giant interconnected mats, experimenting with different jumping styles.

  • Tour guide association set up

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:20 AM

    The Vietnam Association of Tour Guides (VATG) has been established, to improve tour guides. The number of tour guides in Vietnam has increased sharply over recent years, to nearly 20,000 at present, but some lack the necessary professional skills and fail to meet international tourists’ expectations, according to the Vietnam Tourism Association. The VATG aims to address such problems. As a social organisation, it will also represent its members’ rights and legal interests.

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